Andrew Hevesi

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Andrew Hevesi
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the 28th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2005
Preceded by Michael L. Cohen
Personal details
Born 1974
Forest Hills, New York
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rachel[1]
Residence Forest Hills, New York[1]
Alma mater Queens College
Profession Politician
Website Official website

Andrew D. Hevesi (born 1974)[2][3] is a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly representing the 28th Assembly District, which includes Forest Hills, Rego Park, Richmond Hill, Glendale, Kew Gardens, Ridgewood, and Middle Village.[4]

Early life and family[edit]

Hevesi is the son of former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, and the brother of former New York State Senator Daniel Hevesi.[2]

Andrew Hevesi held several public service positions before being elected to the New York State Assembly, including a period in both the Queens District Attorney's office and as Director of Community Affairs for Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. Hevesi also served as Chief of Staff for current New York State Senate Co-Leader and President Pro Tempore Jeff Klein.

Hevesi has a B.A. degree in political science from Queens College. He and his wife Rachel, along with their daughter, reside in Forest Hills.[1]

Political career[edit]

On May 10, 2005, Hevesi won a special election to fill a seat left vacant by the resignation of former Assemblyman Michael Cohen.[1][2][3] Hevesi served the remainder of Cohen's term, which expired on December 31, 2006.[5] He was re-elected in November 2006 and has been re-elected in all subsequent elections.

In June, 2011 Hevesi was appointed Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis, and Investigation. Previously, this committee has been notably chaired by both New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and New York State Senate Co-Leader and President Pro Tempore Jeff Klein. Andrew Hevesi since his appointment has held hearings on numerous topics including healthcare, human trafficking, and technology infrastructure in New York State. Hevesi also serves on the Assembly Committees on Health, Insurance, Energy, and Labor.[6]

Hevesi secured $3 million in a pilot program for freight locomotive engine upgrades in the 2013-2014 New York State Budget.[7] The initiative was prompted by a constituency in his district that suffered from constant locomotive idling and emissions from outdated locomotive engines.

Election results[edit]

Andrew D. Hevesi (DEM - WOR) ... 4,188
Anthony Como (REP - IND - CON) ... 2,817
Andrew D. Hevesi (DEM - WOR) ... 14,790
Dolores Maddis (REP - CON) ... 5,653
Andrew D. Hevesi (DEM - WOR) ... 24,255
Walter E. Schmidt (REP) ... 8,948
Andrew D. Hevesi (DEM - WOR) ... 14,237
Aleksander P. Powietrzynski (REP - CON) ... 7,578
Joseph E. Tiraco (IND) ... 1,017

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Andrew Hevesi: Biography". New York State Assembly. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Hutchinson, Bill (May 11, 2005). "Hevesi's Son Wins Qns. Assembly Seat". New York Daily News. Retrieved March 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Hicks, Jonathan P. (May 11, 2005). "State Comptroller's Son Wins Race To Replace Queens Assemblyman". The New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ "New York State Assembly - Member Section". Assembly.state.ny.us. Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "New York State Democratic Committee Biography". Archived from the original on 2010-01-30. 
  6. ^ "New York State Assembly - Member Section". Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "New train engines to improve Queens air quality". Retrieved June 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Special Election Results, 28th Assembly District: May 10, 2005" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. 2005. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 7, 2006" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 14, 2006. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  10. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 4, 2008" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 4, 2008. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 
  11. ^ "General Election Results, State Assembly: November 2, 2010" (PDF). New York State Board of Elections. December 13, 2010. Retrieved April 13, 2011. 

External links[edit]

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Michael Cohen
New York State Assembly, 28th District
2005–present
Incumbent